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The Best Wines for Summer – It’s Rosé Season

Suns Out, Rosés Out! It’s time to rejoice in the official wine of summer – the rosé!  This trendy pink drink comes with its own catchphrases like “Rosé All Day” and “Yes Way, Rosé” and even recently made headlines for its availability in 40 ounce bottles!

And there’s a reason for the hype, the hashtags, and the memes so we’re going to dive into the pink world of rosé. Your guide to a rosé-filled summer is here, and it’ll have you saying “New Day, New Rosé”.

Rosé basics (although rosé is anything but basic)

Rosé is a category of wine – just as white and red are categories. Its name comes from the French word for pink.

Rosé happens when the skins of red grapes touch wine for only a short time (anywhere from 2 hours to 20 hours). The longer the grapes’ skins are left sitting in the wine, the darker the color of the finished rosé.

There are three ways to make rosé: maceration, saignée and blending. The maceration method is when red wine grapes are let to rest, or macerate, in the juice for a period of time and afterward the entire batch of juice is finished into a rosé wine. The Saignée (“San-yay”) method is when some of the juice is bled off during the first few hours of making a red wine and put into a new vat to make rosé. This method is very common in wine regions that make fine red wines such as Napa and Sonoma. And the blending method is when a little bit of red wine is added to a vat of white wine to make rosé. It doesn’t take much red wine to dye a white wine pink, so usually these wines will have up to 5% or so, of a red wine added. This method is very uncommon with still rosé wines but happens much more in sparkling wine regions such as Champagne.

The primary flavors of rosé wine are red fruit, flowers, citrus, and melon, with a pleasant crunchy green flavor on the finish similar to celery or rhubarb. Of course, depending on the type of grape the rosé wine is made with will greatly vary the flavor.

Rosés range in taste from dry (not sweet) to sweet depending on grape. Pink doesn’t always equal sweet!

The suggested serving temperature:45 – 55 degrees F / 7 – 10 degrees C.

Still and sparkling rosé wine pairs well with SO MANY foods – fin fish, shellfish, white meat, cured meat, hard cheese, soft cheese, greens, and exotic spices like turmeric, ginger, saffron, and cumin.

Just like summer can’t last forever, the vast majority of rosés are made to be consumed within 1-2 years which is why the rosés you’ll see below are from 2015 and 2016.

Rosé is produced in every major country and is made of nearly every grape variety – both red and white. The Molly’s Wine Team has chosen a few favorites out of our ENTIRE section of rosés for our guide to help illustrate different rosé wine types. These hail from France, Spain, Austria, the good ol’ U.S. of A., Chile, and South Africa. Let’s travel through top rosé wines from various regions together!

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Still and sparkling rosé wines of France mainly come from Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon, both located in Southern France. French rosés are dry and the blend usually includes Grenache (fruity) and Syrah (savory). Fun facts: Provence is the world’s largest wine region specializing in dry rosé! The Center for Rosé Research, located in Provence, is the only scientific organization dedicated to studying rosé wine and supporting improvements in rosé quality and diversity. Wine Folly has dubbed rosés from Provence the “little black dress of pink wines”.

Saint Roch les Vignes Côtes de Provence Rosé 2016

“This blend of Cinsault (50%) and Grenache (50%) has everything a Provençal rosé should: delicacy, dryness and drinkability. It smells of bright red berries, and the palate is lively and full of crisp, food-friendly acidity.” — Importer

Region/Appellation: Côtes de Provence
Country Hierarchy: Provence, France
Grape/Blend: 50% Grenache, 50% Cinsault
Price: $14.98 | ON SALE: $12.98
Enjoy: With fresh berries while soaking in a hot spring

Château Montfaucon ‘Les Gardettes’ Rosé 2016

“Refreshing and crisp with hints of peaches, raspberries and violets, this easy drinking dry rosé is meant to be enjoyed casually in a jovial spirit.” – Rodolphe de Pins, Château de Montfaucon

Region/Appellation: Montfaucon
Country Hierarchy: Rhône Valley, France
Grape/Blend: Cinsault, Counoise and Grenache
Price: $12.98 | ON SALE: $10.98
Enjoy: While getting your daily dose of green vegetables (who said that can’t be fun?!)

AIX Rosé 2016

“An elegant rosé with layers of complexity and a fresh personality. Beautifully balanced with bright fruit flavors, delicate floral notes, and a long finish reminiscent of a clear, warm day in Provence, this delicious rose is as captivating as a gentle refreshing summer breeze – it seduces you like a bright sunny day. Sublime happiness in every sip. Enjoy chilled.” – Maison Saint AIX

Region/Appellation: Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence
Country Hierarchy: Provence, France
Grape/Blend: 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 20% Cinsault
Price: $16.98 | ON SALE: $13.98
Enjoy: Overlooking the water with a glass of AIX Rosé in one hand and a good book in the other

Domaine de Beaurenard Côtes du Rhône Rosé 2016

“Fruity with ‘pep’, class and a nice mineral support. A frank attack with pleasing roundness, present fruit balanced by a delicate structure found by the mineral presence.” – Domaine de Beaurenard

Region/Appellation: Côtes du Rhône
Country Hierarchy: Rhône, France
Grape/Blend: Grenache, Syrah Juice, and Cinsault
Price: $18.98 | ON SALE: $16.98
Enjoy: At a backyard BBQ

Moulin de Gassac Guilhem Rosé 2016

“A pleasant, intense, floral and mineral nose and well balanced palate with freshness combining red currants and berries. This rosé is ready to drink now, and should be consumed within a year to enjoy its fresh fruitiness to the full. Enjoy as an aperitif or with a meal.” – Mas de Daumas Gassac

Region/Appellation: Pays d’Herault
Country Hierarchy: Languedoc, France
Grape/Blend: 50% Syrah, 50% Carignan
Price: $12.98 | ON SALE: $10.98
Enjoy: While enjoying a late lunch after tackling your weekend to-do list

Chãteau du Rouët Côtes de Provence Cuvée Réservée Tradition Rosé 2015

“A refreshing blast of rose petal aromas give way to crisp minerality loaded with notes of cherry blossom, raspberry and strawberries. This classically dry Provençal rosé has a fruity palate and a long, rich aftertaste.” – Chãteau du Rouët

Region/Appellation: Côtes de Provence
Country Hierarchy: Provence, France
Grape/Blend: 60% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, and 20% Syrah
Price: $19.98 | ON SALE: $15.98
Enjoy: While sharing a cured meat plate with your bestie

Château de Paraza Cuvée Spéciale Rosé 2016

“A pleasing nose with notes of strawberry and redcurrant. On the palate the wine is wild, round, and well-balanced, with a lot of crisp. Pure freshness.” – Château de Paraza

Region/Appellation: Minervois
Country Hierarchy: Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Grape/Blend: 50% Syrah, 50% Grenache
Price: $13.98 | ON SALE: $11.98
Enjoy: With takeout from your go-to sushi place and a little Netflix binge


The most popular Spanish rosés are Tempranillo (savory) and Garnacha (fruity)-based rosado wines from Rioja, but Spain hosts a range of rosé wines. Jumilla is located on the Mediterranean coast of south-eastern of Spain and produces quality rosés from the Monastrell (savory) grape variety.

Ostatu Rosado 2016

“Pale salmon, bright color with pinks reflections. Aromas of fresh fruits (strawberries), with a fine and elegant expression. Very fresh and balanced in the mouth, slightly oily and with dimension. Great balance of flavors, fruitiness and warmth.” – Ostatu

Region/Appellation: Rioja Alavesa
Country Hierarchy:  Spain
Grape/Blend: 70% Tempranillo, 27% Garnacha and 3% Viura
Price: $17.98 | ON SALE: $15.98
Enjoy: With a make your own pizza date night

Bodegas Muga Rosado 2016

“Aromas of red currant and strawberry, and flavors of bright red fruit, orange and flowers. A very easy wine to drink” – Bodegas Muga

Region/Appellation: Rioja Alta
Country Hierarchy: Rioja, Spain
Grape/Blend: 60% Garnacha, 30% Viura and 10% Tempranillo
Price: $18.98 | ON SALE: $15.98
Enjoy: Poolside with a plate of sliced mango

Bodegas Olivares Rosado 2016

“The blend of Monastrell and Grenache gives richness and structure to this fresh, fruity rosé. You’ll find floral and red fruits on the nose and in the mouth. It is fruity, fresh and balanced.” – Bodegas Olivares 

Region/Appellation: Jumilla
Country Hierarchy: Murcia, Spain
Grape/Blend: 70% Grenache, 30% Monastrell
Price: $10.98 | ON SALE: $8.98
By the campfire, although you might want to transfer into a different vessel before you set out on your adventure (should you decide to brave it and bring the glass bottle, it is a twist off so no need to worry about a cork screw)


Rosé wine is produced in all of Austria´s wine-growing regions, Blaufränkisch and Zweigelt are two significant grape varieties used in Austrian rosés.  Zweigelt is characterized by bold cherry flavors and a slight herbaceous bitter note on the finish making rosé wines fruity while Blaufränkisch typically produces wines rich in tannin and sometimes exhibiting a pronounced spicy character. Niederosterreich (Lower Austria) is the largest wine region in Austria followed by Burgenland.

Meinklang Frizzante Pinot Noir Rosé 2015

“This light frizzante made from Pinot Noir shows a lot of fruitness and aromatics. Strawberries, cherries and minerality lead to long slightly bubbly finish. Organic and biodynamic!” –

Region/Appellation: Burgenland
Country Hierarchy: Austria
Grape/Blend: Pinot Noir, Zweigelt & Blaufränkisch
Price: $19.98 | ON SALE: $17.98
Enjoy: With Sunday brunch

Pratsch Rosé 2016

“Made from several varieties of organically-grown estate grapes, this Austrian rosé is delicate and dry featuring aromas and flavors of wild strawberries, peach, and pear, backed by crisp, refreshing acidity.” – Winesellers, Ltd

Region/Appellation: Niederosterreich (Lower Austria)
Country Hierarchy: Austria
Grape/Blend: Zweigelt
Price: $14.98 | ON SALE: $10.98
Enjoy: With paella after a day spent on the water

United States

As of August 2016, The United States is currently ranked as the world’s third largest producer of rosé wine (after France and Spain respectively) and is gaining ground as the trend shows its longevity year after year!

Moshin Vineyards 2016 Rose of Pinot Noir

” A dry, refreshing, cool, crisp pink with flavors and aromas of strawberry, melon and hints of spring flowers. 100% Pinot Noir that delivers a juicy and delicious wine – pairing easily with appetizers, fish and good times with friends!” — Moshin Vineyards

Region/Appellation: Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California
Country Hierarchy: USA
Grape/Blend: Pinot Noir
Price: $19.98 | ON SALE: $17.98
Enjoy: At happy hour with friends from the office

Bonny Doon Vin Gris de Cigare 2016

“The ’16 Vin Gris is a bit of a departure from recent vintages, somewhat deeper in color and definitely a bit fruitier than some, though the fruit is perhaps (at least at this stage) more of the dark and brooding variety, particularly suggestive of black currants, Damson plum and rosehips. This wine is all about elegance and restraint. Rosehips, cassis, fraises de bois, citrus rind, with a wonderfully austere stony finish ” – Bonny Doon Vineyard

Region/Appellation: Central Coast, California
Country Hierarchy: USA
Grape/Blend: 49% Grenache, 19% Grenache Blanc, 13% Mourvèdre, 12% Carignane, 4% Cinsaut, 3% Roussanne
Price: $19.98 | ON SALE: $14.98
Enjoy: At a 4th of July crab boil under the fireworks


Chile’s hot summers, coastal cooling breezes, and moderate rainfall make it an ideal climate for wine grape growing! Most of Chile’s vineyards are located in the Central Valley Region, a large region that contains several smaller valleys like Maule Valley which is where our pick from Chile is produced. Over the past two decades, Chile has seen a massive diversification; wineries, both big and small, new wine regions and plantings of altogether new-to-Chile grapes. The Carménère grape used in the rosé below is now considered the national grape of Chile.

Apaltagua Reserva Carménère Rose

“Rose petal-colored, clear, brilliant and clean, our Apaltagua Carménère Rosé has perfumed aromas of tart red fruit, such as raspberry. With floral notes such as rose, as well as hints of citrus, there is a touch of light balsamic and subtle spice. In the mouth it is fresh and dry, with a medium body and a long finish.” – Apaltagua Vineyards

Region/Appellation: Maule Valley
Country Hierarchy: Chile
Grape/Blend: 85% Carmenere, 15% Syrah
Price: $11.98 | ON SALE: $9.98
Enjoy: On a picnic with a plate of fresh tomato and mozzarella slices

South Africa

Like the United States and Chile, South Africa is classified as a ‘New World’ region. New World wines come from countries that used to be colonies, where winemaking (and Vitis vinifera grapes) were imported. The differences in Old World and New World wines come from winemaking practices (tradition) and from the affect of the land and climate on the grapes (the “terroir”). New World wines are often described as tasting riper, having higher alcohol, having less acidity, and tasting more fruity while Old World wines are often described as tasting lighter, having less alcohol, having higher acidity, and tasting less fruity. The Cabernet Sauvignon is one of South Africa’s most planted grapes and is used to produce the rosé listed below. First released in 1999, Mulderbosch Rosé was one of the very first of its kind from South Africa. This rosé is produced in Stellenbosch, South Africa’s leading wine area with a winemaking tradition that stretches back to the end of the 17th-century.

Mulderbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2016

“Bracing mineral aromatics and floral notes are found on the nose whilst the well balanced and vibrant palate features freshly sliced watermelon, Turkish rose water and subtly herbaceous Cabernet Sauvignon flavours. Amplifying its fresh, clean acidity and striking length is a burst of succulent Ruby grapefruit that carries the wonderful ensemble to a pleasant, lasting finish.” – Mulderbosch

Region/Appellation: Stellenbosch /Coastal Region
Country Hierarchy: South Africa
Grape/Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon
Price: $13.98 | ON SALE: $11.98
Enjoy: At the annual Labor Day family reunion

All prices limited to stock on hand. Molly’s Spirits reserves the right to limit quantities. Prices are subject to change. Molly’s has an entire section dedicated to rosés (Lane 2, Aisle B)! Swing by and our wine team will be happy to help you find the perfect one!

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Denver Art Museum’s 2017 Uncorked Reserve Wine Pairings

Molly’s Spirits is a proud sponsor of this year’s Uncorked Reserve 2017. Uncorked is the Denver Art Museum’s spring fundraising event benefiting the museum’s exhibitions and programs. It’s a two-tiered event that includes Uncorked Reserve and the after party – Uncorked AFTERGLO. The evening includes a silent auction cocktail reception in the museum’s Duncan Pavilion, followed by a four-course plated dinner designed by Kevin Taylor Catering featuring exquisite wine and drink pairings with each course. After a live auction, guests are invited to join the Uncorked AFTERGLO party featuring live music and creative treats and cocktails! More information and tickets can be found here.

In anticipation of this year’s event, we’ve put together a list of the wines being served throughout the evening with tasting notes and suggested food pairings for you to use as a guide for your own entertaining needs! These wines were carefully chosen in collaboration with our supplier partners, and will make an excellent addition to any cocktail or dinner party. Look for the shelf tags at Molly’s indicating the wine is a part of Uncorked Reserve and Uncorked AFTERGLO next time you’re in the store!

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Passed Hors d’oeuvres Cocktail Reception

Meiomi Chardonnay

“Smooth, opulent layers of lemon peel and stone fruit are heightened by sweet smells of crème brûlée, butterscotch, baked apple, shortbread, roasted marshmallow, and spices. The mid-palate is fleshy and rich, followed by a clean, mineral finish.” – Meiomi

Region/Appellation: California
Country Hierarchy: USA
Grape/Blend: Chardonnay
Food Suggestions: Mushrooms, Grilled Watermelon, Feta, and Crab Salad
Price: $13.98
Location: Lane 10, Aisle C

7 Moons Red Blend

“A red blend of seven different grape varietals, 7 Moons is a smooth, easy-drinking, fruit-forward wine. Aromas of chocolate-covered cherries, baking spices, and vanilla bean lead to flavors of strawberry preserves, cherry cola, and milk chocolate.” – 7 Moons

Region/Appellation: California
Country Hierarchy: USA
Grape/Blend: Syrah, Merlot, Petite Sirah,  Zinfandel, Cabernet, Malbec, and Grenache
Food Suggestions: Barbecued Chicken, Lamb, and Caprese Salad
Price: $11.98
Location: Lane 4, Aisle B


Lunetta Prosecco

“From first glance you see a wonderful pale straw color with greenish reflections, fine bubbles and a creamy white foam. The nose is fragrant, with enticing aromas of apple and peach. The palate is refreshing, dry and harmonious, with crisp fruit flavors and a clean finish.” – Palm Bay International

Region/Appellation: Veneto
Country Hierarchy: Italy
Grape/Blend: Glera
Food Suggestion: Sushi, Shellfish, Seafood, and Pork
Price: $9.98
Location: Lane 3, Aisle B

Wine provided in partnership with Palm Bay International.

Salad Course

Starmont Rosé 2016

“The Starmont Rosé displays light red color reminiscent of watermelon or candied apple. On the nose, aromas of citrus, candied strawberries, watermelon and berry fruit. The soft entry on the palate opens to a round and flavorful wine with good volume and weight; bright acidity balanced with abundant strawberry and peach flavors; surprisingly complex and long finish.” – Starmont Winery

Region/Appellation: Napa Valley
Country Hierarchy: USA
Grape/Blend: Bordeaux Blend Red
Food Suggestion: Light Salads, Light Pasta and Rice Dishes, Seafood, Shellfish, Grilled Fish, and Goats’ Cheese
Price: $14.98
Location: Lane 2, Aisle A

Wine provided in partnership with V2 Wine Group.


Kendall Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

“Aromas of lush black cherry, blackberry and cassis draw you into this Vintner’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Round and rich tannins provide a robust backbone and supple mid-palate. Notes of cedar, vanilla and a hint of mocha linger on the finish.” – Kendall Jackson

Region/Appellation: Sonoma County, California
Country Hierarchy: USA
Grape/Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon
Food Suggestion: Beef and Venison
Price: $16.98
Location: Lane 6, Aisle C

Wine provided in partnership with Jackson Family Wines.

Dessert Course

Villa M Brachetto

“Brachetto is pleasure bottled – a popular light sparkling frizzante wine produced in the Acqui region of Piemonte. It fascinates with its hints of red fruits, especially strawberries. Intrigues with its floral tones, pink hues, and slightly spicy flavors. Satisfies with a pleasant balanced sweetness.” – Molly’s Wine Manager, Scott

Region/Appellation: Piemonte
Country Hierarchy: Italy
Grape/Blend: Brachetto
Food Suggestions: Fresh Berry Desserts
Price: $13.98
Location: Lane 8, Aisle B

Wine provided in partnership with Enotec Imports.

After Party

Sea Pearl Sauvignon Blanc

“A lifted nose showing refreshing herbal notes, snow pea, melon, and fresh guava. Light bodied and refreshing with typical Marlborough flavors of passionfruit, gooseberry, and grapefruit. A pleasing herbaceous thread leads to a long, lingering finish.” – Winesellers, LTD

Region/Appellation: Marlborough
Country Hierarchy: New Zealand
Grape/Blend: Sauvignon Blanc
Food Suggestions: Goats’ Cheese, Feta, Chicken, Seafood, Grilled Vegetables, and Salad
Price: $10.98
Location: Lane 11, Aisle A

Wine provided in partnership with Winesellers, LTD.

Santa Julia Reserva Malbec

“Dark violet with blue hues, Nore of ripe red and black fruits such as cherries, plums, and blackberries. Notes of vanilla, chocolate, and snuff. Medium-bodied flavor, with soft tannins and balanced acidity with a fruity and spicy finish.” – Winesellers, LTD

Region/Appellation: Uco Valley, Mendoza
Country Hierarchy: Argentina
Grape/Blend: Malbec
Food Suggestion: Beef and Venison
Price: $11.98
Location: Lane 11, Aisle A

Wine provided in partnership with Winesellers, LTD.

All prices limited to stock on hand. Molly’s Spirits reserves the right to limit quantities. Prices are subject to change.

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Denver A-List’s Best Wine Shop of 2017 Winner!

You guys! We’re blushing!! We’re so honored to be named the Denver A-List’s Best Wine Shop of 2017! Thank you to all of our wonderful customers who voted for us. We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for your amazing support. And if you haven’t checked out our wine selection yet, we have over 6,000 bottles of wine in stock from over 20 countries and extremely knowledgeable staff to help you find the perfect wine for any occasion!

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Battle of the Boxes Recap

Boxed wine has come a long way from its early days (think Franzia), and its sustainable design holds the equivalent of four bottles of wine making it easy to take anywhere – what’s not to love! To show everyone what all the buzz is about, we hosted a Battle of the Boxes free tasting and contest every Friday during the month of January. These boxed wines battled it out for best box as participants voted for his or her favorite box at the free tasting. And it doesn’t stop there – by voting, tasters were entering for a chance to win a box from the tasting lineup! Who doesn’t love free wine and a little friendly competition!? Below we have a little recap with tasting notes and the winners of each box battle.

Want to know what’s happening next? Our in-store tastings as well as events we’re a part of around town can be found on our website!

Cabernet Box Battle

featuring: Bota Box, Big Green Box, Black Box and Gran Verano Cabernet Sauvignon 

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The Winner: Bota Box, Cabernet Sauvignon

Mendoza, Argentina
“Bota Box Cabernet Sauvignon offers aromas of black cherry and blackberry with a touch of violet and black peppercorn. Medium in body, this wine is supple and juicy with rich flavors of red currant, black fruit compote and spice on the finish.” – Bota Box

Pairs well with: barbecued meats, hearty stews or pasta served with marinara sauce

Big Green Box, Cabernet Sauvignon

Valle Central, Chile
“Our Pepperwood Grove Cabernet Sauvignon is rich and inviting, aromas of blackberry, red currant, dark chocolate and mocha draw you in. Flavors of dried sweet cherry, toasted coconut and sweet leather play against the long finish.” – Pepperwood Grove

Pairs well with: New York strip steak with blue cheese crumble, bbq chicken pizza or a grilled portobello mushroom burger

Black Box, Cabernet Sauvignon

Valle Central, Chile
“Black Box Wines Cabernet Sauvignon displays lovely aromas of black currants, with hints of mocha and toasty oak. Black cherry and chocolate flavors come together with smooth tannins, leading to a soft, lingering finish.” – Black Box Wines

Pairs well with: filet mignon, roast duck, pork tenderloin or mushroom ravioli

Gran Verano, Cabernet Sauvignon

Valle Central, Chile
“This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon has a deep and intense ruby-red color with pleasant notes of plums, blackberries and figs. On the palate, it has a juicy flavor with a pleasant, well rounded finish.”  – The Global Vineyard

Pairs well with: beef and venison

Pinot Box Battle

featuring: Big Green Box Pinot Grigio versus Bota Box Pinot Grigio and Big Green Box Pinot Noir versus Bota Box Pinot Noir

Pinot Box Battle

The Winner: Big Green Box, Pinot Grigio

“Our Pepperwood Grove Pinot Grigio boasts bright aromas of quince, dried fig and lemon zest. Tangy flavors of green apple combine with tropical notes of guava from the addition of the French Colombard grape. The great acidity in this wine makes it a perfect candidate for pairing with a variety of foods.” – Pepperwood Grove

Pairs well with: fresh crab cakes, chicken Alfredo pasta or a baked brie and warm bread appetizer

Bota Box, Pinot Grigio

“Bota Box Pinot Grigio offers lively aromas of nectarine, white peach, and light floral notes. This delightful medium-bodied wine has flavors of ripe peach, nectarine and bright citrus with a refreshing, clean finish.” – Bota Box

Pairs well with: no-fuss dinner entrees like pork stir-fry, grilled chicken salad or adult Mac n’ Cheese with a spicy kick of chorizo. Serve chilled.

The Winner: Big Green Box, Pinot Noir

Valle Central, Chile
“Our Pepperwood Grove Pinot Noir is beautifully crafted, aromas of ripe cherries, baking spices and vanilla are vibrant on the nose. This wine exhibits enticing flavors of cranberry, red raspberry and caramel. Medium-bodied and expressive, this Pinot Noir is made for pairing with your favorite dishes.” – Pepperwood Grove

Pairs well with: grilled pork chops, cheeseburger and fries or a tomato bruschetta for some lighter fare

Bota Box, Pinot Noir

“Bota Box Pinot Noir offers bright aromas of cherry, blackberry and cocoa. This medium-bodied Pinot Noir has plush flavors of strawberry and cherry with hints of soft, toasty oak, which lead into elegant mid-palate tannins and a clean finish.” – Bota Box

Pairs well with: turkey burgers, wild mushroom pizza, and baked ziti with caramelized onions and goat cheese

European Box Throw Down

featuring: La Vieille Ferme Blanc, La Vieille Ferme Rouge, Ciconia, and Shania Monastrell

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La Vieille Ferme, Blanc

Beautifully pale in color, with glimmering highlights. The delicate nose of white flowers, peach and citrus is outstandingly fresh. With a rich, well-balanced attack the palate offers superb tension, elegant floral and citrus aromas, great aromatic persistence and a delicious touch of crispness.” – La Vieille Ferme

Pairs well with: chicken and turkey

La Vieille Ferme, Rouge

“Beautiful red color, with purple highlights. With a lot of freshness, this rich and spicy wine offers red and black fruits aromas (blackberry, black currant). The palate is beautifully balanced, crunchy, with silky tannins and a very long and aromatic finish.” – La Vieille Ferme

Pairs well with: pork

The Winner: Ciconia

Alentejano, Portugal
“The wine possesses complexity aromas that suggest spices and red berries, with some toasted notes as result of a short period in oak. That in combination with good structure of bark allows it presentation of very rounded and balance wine in the mouth.” –

Pairs well with: pasta, red meats and mature cheeses

Shania, Monastrell

“Intense deep red cherry color, a juicy, forward red, sporting a mix of cassis and blueberry flavors. Fine tannins and bright acidity with solid length and savory finish.” –

Pairs well with: lamb

Pump up the Basses

featuring: Cuvée des 3 Messes Basses Ventoux Blanc, Rosé and Rouge

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Cuvee des 3 Messes Basses, Ventoux Blanc

Rhone, France
“One of my favorite guilty pleasures in the dead of winter is wine that brings me back to the more temperate days of summer. That is why this month (January), 3 Messes Basses, Ventoux Blanc will be a permanent fixture in the beverage fridge. The pretty aromatics of citrus, green apple, peach pit and white flowers are like a mid-winter spa day for the sinuses. You owe it to yourself to turn up the heat and enjoy the fresh flavors of white peach and citrus while basking in the glory of an evening stay-cation. 50% Clairette, 50% Grenache Blanc.” – Molly’s Wine Manager, Scott

Pairs well with: steam jets, dry sauna heat, white meats and seafood

Cuvee des 3 Messes Basses, Ventoux Rose

Rhone, France
“Holy Rose Mania! The amount of Pink goodness that you fine folks have slurped down over the last year is astonishing. In years past, the pulse of Rose consumption was barely palpable, but in 2017 you are rewriting the rules. As Rose supply is on the wane we are having trouble keeping up with your demand. Problem solved – 4 bottles worth of Pink goodness in a convenient 3 liter box.
This January keep your box handling skills on point and drink the pink. This refreshing and crisp rose boasts fresh red berry fruit, hints of kiwi, and subtle citrus on a serious mineral driven platform. 60% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, 20% Carignan.” – Molly’s Wine Manager, Scott

Pairs well with: cured meats and ripe cheeses

The Winner: Cuvee des 3 Messes Basses, Ventoux Rouge

Rhone, France
“The Rouge is the most serious of this boxed trifecta of Ventoux terrior expression. While there is certainly dark beery and plumy goodness presented in this wine – it is so much more. Earth, spice, violets, garrigue and licorice create layers of olfactory and flavor complexity. If your favorite box wine is Franzia Chillable Red please do not purchase this wine – YOU WILL NOT LIKE IT. If you spend time in the French aisle and want a huge Bang for your Box Buck – just say yes to 3 Messes Basses, Ventoux, Rouge. 60% Grenache Noir, 20% Syrah, 20% Carignan.” – Molly’s Wine Manager, Scott

Pair well with: lamb, herb roasted chicken, vegetable cassoulet or white pepper crusted pork chops

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winter wines

5 Wines To Try This Winter!

Winter weather got you stuck in a wine rut? Molly’s wine specialists are here to help! Here are 5 wines that come highly recommended by one of our wine specialists, Kellie H. Try one (or try them all) and let us know what you think!

winter wines

Tasting notes and food pairings from right to left:

Anko Malbec 2013

“Stalky, briary raspberry aromas set up a tannic palate with more burnt bitterness than bright fruit flavors. Tart plum and red currant notes are leafy and peppery, with heat and burn.” – Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Region/Appellation: Cafayate – Calchaqui Valley
Country Hierarchy: Argentina
Grape/Blend: Malbec
Food Suggestion: Beef and Venison

Cune Rioja Crianza 2012

“Bright cherry colour with some violet nuances. In the nose, red berries aromas remain over the oaky and balsamic notes from its ageing in wood. It shows an elegance in the mouth, yet very lively, with some spice back notes and a very balanced acidity.” – The Winery

Region/Appellation: Rioja Alta
Country Hierarchy: Rioja, Spain
Grape/Blend: Rioja Red Blend
Food Suggestion: Lamb

Anton Bauer Pinot Noir Wagram 2014

“Pure notes of red fruits reach the nose: Morello cherry and mulberry harmonize beautifully. Their purity pervades a palate that has the lightest touch: there is something authentic, beautiful and unforced about this. There is a suggestion, too, of herb, moss or undergrowth. This unpretentious winemaking style lets this pure, glorious fruit speak for itself and brings with it a profound sense of honest depth, bountiful earth and full-fruited balance.” –  Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Region/Appellation: Wagram
Country Hierarchy: Austria
Grape/Blend: Zweigelt
Food Suggestion: Pork

 Murrieta’s Well The Whip White Blend 2014

“The Whip 2014 is an elegant and balanced wine, fruit driven with a hint of toasty oak. While this is a Chardonnay and Semillon led style, each grape varietal has a purpose in our blend that I hand select to add elements like structure, texture, floral notes, and acidity. This unique wine showcases juicy fruit flavors of white peach, pear and melon with bright acidity and a touch of sweetness that creates a smooth and creamy finish.” – The Winery

Region/Appellation: Livermore Valley
Country Hierarchy: San Francisco, California
Grape/Blend: Rare White Blend
Food Suggestion: Seafood and Chicken

Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc + Viognier 2015

“The newest release of our intriguing blend delights the nose with a charming bouquet of enticing aromas of fresh Meyer lemon, fuzzy peach, ripe honeydew melon and yellow plum, mingled with touches of citrus blossom and white tea. The clean, vibrant palate enters with juicy pomelo, sweet lychee and honeyed tangerine fruits, balanced by vibrant acidity and hints of yellow apple and key lime pie that last through the crisp and refreshing finish.” – The Winery

Region/Appellation: Napa Valley
Country Hierarchy: Napa Country, North Coast, California
Grape/Blend: Rare White Blend
Food Suggestion: Light Salads and Seafood

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Mollys Spirits Champagne Specials

Prosecco and Sparkling Wine – Oh My!

How are you ringing in 2017? In yesterday’s blog post we introduced you to “Grower Champagnes” and our Wine Manager’s top 20 picks. Today we’re back with more discount prosecco and champagne to celebrate the new year with – all deeply discounted until next Tuesday, January 3rd!

  • Pierre Peters Blanc De Blancs, Champagne France

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  • Q Do E Brut Rose, Portugal

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  • Larmandier Bernier Blanc de Blanc Latitude, Champagne France

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  • Caposaldo Prosecco Brut

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  • Taittinger Brut La Francaise, Champagne France

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  • Casteller Cava Brut & Rosé Brut, Spain

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  • Val de Mer Non Dosage Brut, Chablis France

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  • Valdo Prosecco Brut, Italy

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  • Graham Beck Brut Rose, Cap Classique, South Africa

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  • Juve & Camps Cava Brut Rose, Spain

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  • Q Do E Brut, Portugal

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  • Mercat Cava Brut Nature, Spain

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  • Col Solivo Prosecco, Italy

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  • Cooks Spumante, California

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  • Flare Sparkling Moscatel

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  • Alma Negra Malbec Sparkling Rose, Mendoza Argentina

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  • Cooks Brut, California

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  • Bereche Brut Reserve, Champagne France

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  • Cooks Sparkling Sweet Rose, California

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  • Cooks Extra Dry, California

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  • Schramsberg Blanc De Blancs, California

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  • Nicolas Feuillatte Brut, Champagne France

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  • Graham Beck Brut, Cap Classique, South Africa

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  • Cooks Grand Reserve, California

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Valdo Prosecco Brut, Italy

Reg. $14.98 | SALE $10.98 until Tuesday, January 3rd

“Straw yellow color, joined with a fine perlage and a fruity taste are the distinguishing features of Valdo’s Brut Prosecco DOC. Well-balanced structure, matched with its flavorful and aromatic fruity fragrance make it the perfect pairing with starters and particularly with delicately flavored dishes and especially seafood.” – The Winemaker

Region/Appellation: Prosecco (north-eastern Italy, specifically the Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia wine regions)
Country Hierarchy: Veneto, Italy
Grape/Blend: Glera (Prosecco)

Caposaldo Prosecco Brut, Italy

Reg. $13.98 | SALE $10.98 until Tuesday, January 3rd

“The color is pale straw with greenish undertones The aroma is fruity with citrus, green apple, and acacia flowers. On the palate is a fine and persistent perlage which creates a soft, round mouthfeel. Pleasant acidity, freshness, and full-bodied flavor finish make this a versatile wine excellent for an aperitive, appetizers or throughout dinner. Pair with light cheeses, cured meats, antipasti, fish (raw/cooked) fried foods, light-fleshed meats, light pasta, and desserts.” – The Winemaker

Region/Appellation: Prosecco
Country Hierarchy: Veneto, Italy
Grape/Blend: Glera (Prosecco)

Col Solivo Prosecco, Italy

Reg. $13.98 | SALE $9.98 until Tuesday, January 3rd

“Col Solivo is a joint venture between Charles Lazzara (owner of Volio) and Fattoria Il Palagio back in 2010. The idea came about as Charles was searching for an entry-level Prosecco to compete locally for the coveted by the glass pour for weekend brunch business in the Colorado restaurant scene. The owners of Il Palagio offered some contacts they had in the Veneto region of Italy, home to Prosecco. After several visits to Italy and dozens of winery tastings, the final blend was made and Col Solivo was created. The style is Extra Dry, so there is a creamy mid-palate to this wine with fine perlage to the bubbles. The wine has some residual sugar, as required for Extra Dry classification, which helps round out some of the citrus fruit and provides balance to the wine. It is a crowd-pleasing, affordable sparkling wine created with the idea of enjoyment and drinkability .” -The Importer

Region/Appellation: Prosecco
Country Hierarchy: Veneto, Italy
Grape/Blend: Glera (Prosecco)

Mercat Cava Brut Nature, Spain

Reg. $16.98 | SALE $12.98 until Tuesday, January 3rd

“A wonderful peachy bouquet that blossoms in the glass with hints of dried apricot and honeysuckle. The palate is very well-balanced with crisp acidity and a fine thread of bitter lemon that lends tension and poise, leading to a very champagnois finish. Excellent!”  – The Wine Advocate

Region/Appellation: Cava (the Iberian Peninsula’s answer to Champagne)
Country Hierarchy: Catalonia, Spain
Grape/Blend: Cava Blend

Casteller Brut Cava, Spain

Reg. $12.98 | SALE $8.98 until Tuesday, January 3rd

“The Casteller Brut Cava exhibits green apple and citrus aromas. In the mouth, it has crisp, fresh flavors with citrus-lime notes and just a touch of sweetness. It tastes fresh, clean and nervy.” – The Winemaker

Region/Appellation: Cava
Country Hierarchy: Catalonia, Spain
Grape/Blend: Cava Blend

Casteller Rosé Brut, Spain

Reg. $12.98 | SALE $8.98 until Tuesday, January 3rd

“With a dark pink color, the wine offers strawberry and floral aromas, ripe flavors and excellent length. If there is a better value in rosé bubbly, I’d like to know about it.” – Jay Miller

Region/Appellation: Cava
Country Hierarchy: Catalonia, Spain
Grape/Blend: Cava Blend

Juvé & Camps Cava Brut Rosé, Spain

Reg. $17.98 | SALE $14.98 until Tuesday, January 3rd

“The NV Pinot Noir Brut Rose, a non-vintage sparkling wine from Pinot Noir grapes, which is quite dark-colored, displays a bright cherry red color with a showy nose of cherries, truffles and strawberry jam with a fresh, pungent palate, balanced acidity, and flavors. Different, with a strong personality. It feels like a red sparkling wine, and quite good, by the way! I’d have it with some charcuterie.”  – The Wine Advocate

Region/Appellation: Cava
Country Hierarchy: Catalonia, Spain
Grape/Blend: Pinot Noir

Flare Sparkling Moscatel

Reg. $13.98 | SALE $10.98 until Tuesday, January 3rd

“Pale straw. Fresh pear, melon, and lichee aromas are brightened by white flowers and nutmeg. Frothy and deep in sweet tropical fruit flavors but nicely energized by mineral and spice qualities that carry into the finish. A touch short but plenty fresh and vibrant. Serve this with fresh fruit as a mid-course or simple dessert.” Stephen Tanzer

Region/Appellation: Valencia
Country Hierarchy: Valencia, Spain
Grape/Blend: Moscatel

Q do E Brut, Portugal

Reg. $15.98 | SALE $11.98 until Tuesday, January 3rd

“Quinta do Encontro is in the Bairrada region on the central coast of Portugal—an area well known for sparkling wines. This blend of Arinto, Bical and the red Baga is crisp, yeasty and with a fine balance between its ripe fruits and the touches of toast and acidity. This gives the wine a good sense of maturity and it’s certainly ready to drink.” – The Wine Enthusiast

Region/Appellation: Bairrada
Country Hierarchy: Beiras, Portugal
Grape/Blend: Arinto (Pederna)

Q do E Brut Rosé, Portugal

Reg. $15.98 | SALE $11.98 until Tuesday, January 3rd

“This beautiful Brut Rose was discovered on a buying trip to Portugal earlier in the year. It boasts fresh and elegant notes of strawberry, raspberry and rose petals. Balanced acidity keeps the wine light and fresh. A very food friendly bang for your buck!” Scott Smith, Molly’s Wine Manager

Region/Appellation: Bairrada
Country Hierarchy: Beiras, Portugal
Grape/Blend: Touriga Nacional

Val de Mer Non Dosage Brut, Chablis France

Reg. $26.98 | SALE $19.98 until Tuesday, January 3rd

“Hauntingly like white Burgundy with bubbles, aromas of toasted brioche and hazelnuts, hints of caramel, with Golden Delicious apple and lemon citrus, with a chalky minerality and dry crispness on the palate, owing to no dosage being added.” -5280

Region/Appellation: Chablis
Country Hierarchy: Burgundy, France
Grape/Blend: Chardonnay

Taittinger Brut La Francaise, Champagne France

Reg. $56.98 | SALE $32.98 until Tuesday, January 3rd

“Smoke and toast accents lace crushed raspberry, candied lemon zest and apple blossom notes in this firm, aperitif-style Champagne. – Points Wine Spectator

Region/Appellation: Champagne Brut
Country Hierarchy: Champagne, France
Grape/Blend: Champagne Blend

Nicolas Feuillatte Brut, Champagne France

Reg. $39.98 | SALE $29.98 until Tuesday, January 3rd

“Chalky in texture and fresh, this version features a hint of smoky minerality underscoring the flavors of ripe pear, candied black currant and lemon meringue pie. Drink now through 2018.” – Wine Spectator

Region/Appellation: Champagne Brut
Country Hierarchy: Champagne, France
Grape/Blend: Champagne Blend

Bereche Brut Reserve, Champagne France

Reg. $46.98 | SALE $41.98 until Tuesday, January 3rd

“Racy acidity firms up this rich Champagne, with a honeyed overtone to the well-spiced palate of grilled nut, poached pear, lemon parfait and ripe raspberry. Lacy in texture, with a smoke-tinged finish. – Wine Spectator

Region/Appellation: Champagne Brut
Country Hierarchy: Champagne, France
Grape/Blend: Champagne Blend

Pierre Peters Blanc de Blancs, Champagne France

Reg. $64.98 | SALE $54.98 until Tuesday, January 3rd

“The NV Brut Cuvee de Reserve is striking. It shows fabulous cut and definition in its fruit, expressive aromatics all backed up by plenty of underlying structure. A bright, mineral laced finish rounds things out in style. This is superb entry-level wine from one of Champagne’s top producers. The Cuvee Reserve is 100% Chardonnay.” – The Wine Advocate

Region/Appellation: Champagne Brut
Country Hierarchy: Champagne, France
Grape/Blend: Chardonnay

Larmandier-Bernier Blanc de Blancs Latitude, Champagne France

Reg. $52.98 | SALE $42.98 until Tuesday, January 3rd

“Bright straw. Elegant, high-pitched aromas of Meyer lemon, quince and white flowers. Vibrant, mineral-laced citrus and orchard fruit flavors shows excellent clarity and lift, picking up notes of anise and honey with air. Finishes taut and focused, with repeating mineral and floral notes. This graceful Champagne would be fantastic with simply prepared crab or shrimp dishes.” – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

Region/Appellation: Champagne Extra Brut
Country Hierarchy: Champagne, France
Grape/Blend: Chardonnay – Pinot Noir

Graham Beck Brut, Cap Classique, South Africa

Reg. $17.98 | SALE $14.98 until Tuesday, January 3rd

“The Graham Beck wines are classic in style and a good value, reliable alternative to Champagne. Here we have bready aromas allied to some New World fruitiness, and although the complexity of good Champagne is lacking, it’s a very well-made traditional method wine. ” – Decanter

Region/Appellation: Robertson
Country Hierarchy: Breede River Valley, South Africa
Grape/Blend: Chardonnay – Pinot Noir

Graham Beck Brut Rosé, Cap Classique, South Africa

Reg. $17.98 | SALE $14.98 until Tuesday, January 3rd

“This is a very well made 50/50 blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir showing excellent balance and a creamy texture. Aromas and flavors tend towards red berry and rose petal.” – International Wine Review

Region/Appellation: Robertson
Country Hierarchy: Breede River Valley, South Africa
Grape/Blend: Chardonnay – Pinot Noir

Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs, California

Reg. $33.98 | SALE $26.98 until Tuesday, January 3rd

“100% Chardonnay. Very much true to the Blanc de Blancs model with a defined minerally streak to its lean, lightly lemony, nicely autolyzed aromas, Schramsberg’s is a crisp, explosively effervescent working that brings a bit more yeasty richness into play in the mouth. It is charged with plenty of brisk, palate-cleansing acidity but does not err to ungainly tartness, and while never too austere to be sipped on its own, it will make first-rate drinking with a platter of briny, fresh oysters.” – Points Connoisseurs’ Guide

Region/Appellation: North Coast
Country Hierarchy: California, USA
Grape/Blend: Chardonnay

Cook’s Brut, California

Reg. $7.95 | SALE $5.98 until Tuesday, January 3rd

“Medium-dry with crisp fruit flavors. The aromas of apple and pear are balanced with a bouquet of toasty yeast notes and floral nuances.” The Winery

Region/Appellation: California
Country Hierarchy: USA
Grape/Blend: Champagne Blend

Cook’s Extra Dry, California

Reg. $7.95 | SALE $5.98 until Tuesday, January 3rd

“Semi-dry, with crisp fruit flavors, complexity, and a long, smooth finish. The aromas of apple and pear are balanced with a bouquet of toasty yeast notes and floral nuances.” – The Winery

Region/Appellation: California
Country Hierarchy: USA
Grape/Blend: Champagne Blend

Cook’s Grand Reserve, California

Reg. $7.95 | SALE $5.98 until Tuesday, January 3rd

“A complex profile due in part to a special dosage of Brandy that emphasizes vanilla and toasty yeast. This blends with a pleasant fruit and mild floral character to provide a harmonious bouquet.” – The Winery

Region/Appellation: California
Country Hierarchy: USA
Grape/Blend: Champagne Blend

Cook’s Sparkling Sweet Rosé, California

Reg. $7.95 | SALE $5.98 until Tuesday, January 3rd

“Medium-sweet with crisp fruit flavors, complexity, and a long, smooth finish. A brilliant pink color with flavors of juicy strawberry and raspberry.” – The Winery

Region/Appellation: California
Country Hierarchy: USA
Grape/Blend: Zinfandel

Cook’s Spumante, California

Reg. $7.95 | SALE $5.98 until Tuesday, January 3rd

This Spumante is sweet, with fruit flavors, and a long, smooth finish. The aromas of peach and lychee are balanced with a bouquet of toasty yeast notes and floral nuances.” – The Winery

Region/Appellation: California
Country Hierarchy: USA
Grape/Blend: Muscat

Alma Negra Malbec Sparkling Rosé, Mendoza Argentina

Reg. $19.98 | SALE $15.98 until Tuesday, January 3rd

“The sparkling rose, the non-vintage Alma Negra Brut Nature is made from both Malbec and Pinot Noir. I was surprised how good this wine is. The effervescence is a product of the methode champenoise, and the wine, from a relatively cool climate, displays crisp, elegant acids intermixed with strawberry, cranberry, and fruit cocktail-like notes. It is medium-bodied and just delicious.” – Wine Advocate

Region/Appellation: Mendoza
Country Hierarchy: Argentina
Grape/Blend: Malbec

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vallee de la mame grower champagne

Pop, Fizz, Clink! Your Champagne Guide for Ringing in 2017 is here!

We here at Molly’s Spirits take pride in the variety of bubbly options we have to offer, so we consulted our Wine Manager, Scott, for his top picks to ring in the New Year with. In this year’s guide, Scott educates us on “Grower Champagnes” and what they’ll bring to your NYE celebration!

This is our favorite time of year!

It is the time when friends and neighbors make the pilgrimage to their favorite wine store to find the fizzy nectar that they will toast a new year with.  There is a huge range out there and we’re proud to say that we’ve got it covered at Molly’s.  Whether you’re looking for sweet and frothy or focused and razor sharp or something in between; we have something for you.

We have great prices on domestic goodies.  Our shelves brim over with Tony Soter, Roederer Estate, Schramsberg, Argyle, Chandon, Mumm Napa, Gruet, Korbel, Totts, Cooks and many more.

The globe is well represented with sparkling goodness from France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, South Africa, Germany, New Zealand, Argentina, Australia and Greece.

If Champagne is your fancy, celebrate with great prices on Veuve Clicquot, Moet & Chandon, Billecart-Salmon, Perrier-Jouet, Piper Heidsiek, Louis Roederer, Salon, Ruinart, Pommery, Laurent-Perrier, Bollinger, Jacquesson, Taittinger, G.H. Mumm, Nicolas Feuillate, Po.l Roger and Henriot to mention a few.

The Champagnes that are most interesting, and have a dynamic character year to year, are the Recoltant Producer Champagnes also known as “Grower Champagnes”.

In the eloquent words of Terry Theise – Why Drink Grower Champagne?

  1. “You should drink Grower Champagne if you’ve forgotten that Champagne is WINE.
  2. You should drink “farmer-fizz” if you’d rather buy Champagne from a farmer than a factory.
  3.  You should drink it if you’d rather have a wine expressive of a vineyard, and the grower’s own connection to vineyard, than a wine “formed” by a marketing swami who’s studied to the nth-degree what you can be persuaded to “consume.” Do you really want to be reduced to a mere “consumer” when you can drink Champagne like a whole human being?
  4. You should drink Grower-Champagne if the individually distinctive flavors of terroir-driven wines matter more than the lowest-common-denominator pap served up by the mega conglomerates in the “luxury goods” business.
  5. You should drink it because it’s honest REAL wine grown and made by a vintner—by a FAMILY just like yours—by a “him,” not by an “it.” You should drink it because it’s better to buy wine from a person than from a company.
  6. You should drink it because its price is honestly based on what it costs to produce, not manipulated to account for massive PR and ad budgets, or to hold on to market-share.
  7. You should drink Grower-Champagne because, like all hand-crafted estate-bottled wines, it is not a mere Thing but is indeed a BEING, expressive of where it grew and who raised it. In drinking it you help protect DIVERSITY, and diversity leads to VITALITY. And if you’d rather eat a local field-ripened summer tomato rapturous with sweetness instead of some January tomato you buy at the supermarket hard as a stone and tasting of nothing, then you should be drinking farmer-fizz!”

At Molly’s Spirits we are proud to offer you 72 Grower Champagne options this December.  A few of these are listed below.  We invite you to come in and check out our entire portfolio.

From Cote des Blanc:

cote des blanc grower champagne

Pierre Gimonnet & Fils, Brut Blanc de Blancs, Cuvée Cuis 1er Cru NV                                            Reg. $56.98 |  Sale $48.98

Pierre Péters, Cuvee de Reserve, Blanc de Blanc, Grand Cru                                                            Reg. $64.98 | Sale $54.98

Larmandier-Bernier, Latitude Blanc de Blanc Extra Brut NV                                                             Reg. $52.98 | Sale $44.98

Larmandier-Bernier, Terre de Vertus, BdB, 1er Cru Brut Nature NV                                                 Reg. $68.98 |  Sale $55.98

LeBrun-Servenay, Brut Sélection Grand Cru à Avize NV                                                                    Reg. $69.98 | Sale $55.98

From Vallee de la Marne:

vallee de la mame grower champagne

René Geoffroy, Brut Rosé Champagne Saignée NV                                                                          Reg. $66.98 |  Sale $56.98

Marc Hebrart, Cuvee de Reserve, Brut NV                                                                                            Reg. $52.98 | Sale $42.98

Marc Hebrart, Brut Rose NV                                                                                                                     Reg. $57.98 | Sale $47.98

Henri Goutorbe, Cuvee Prestige, Brut                                                                                                   Reg. $55.98 | Sale $44.98

Gaston Chiquet, Tradition, Brut                                                                                                                Reg. $54.98 | Sale $44.98

From Montagne de Reims:

montagne de reims grower champagne

Billiot & Fils, Brut Rosé Champagne NV                                                                                                Reg. $66.98 | Sale $56.98

Billiot & Fils, Brut Reserve Champagne NV                                                                                           Reg. $59.98 | Sale $54.99

Vilmart & Cie, “Grand Cellier” Brut                                                                                                           Reg. $89.98 | Sale $71.98

Paul Bara, Bouzy, Brut Reserve Grand Cru                                                                                             Reg. $72.98 | Sale $57.98

Bereche et Fils, Reflet d’Antan, Brut ‘09                                                                                               Reg. $104.98 | Sale $92.98

Chartogne-Taillet, Sainte Anne, Brut NV                                                                                                Reg. $54.98 | Sale $44.98

Pehu Simonet, Blanc de Noir, Brut                                                                                                          Reg. $73.98 | Sale $59.98

From Cote des Bar:

cotes des bar grower champagne

Marie Courtin, Efflorescence Extra Brut ‘08                                                                                           Reg. $69.98 | Sale $55.98

Cedric Bouchard, Roses de Jeanne, Cote de Val Vilaine ‘08                                                              Reg. $68.98 | Sale $56.98

Cedric Bouchard, Roses de Jeanne, Cote de Bechalin ‘08                                                                 Reg. $94.98 | Sale $84.98

If you’re looking for the place in the store where other allocated Cedric Bouchard champagnes reside and where you can find Vilmart & Cie “Coeur de Cuvee” from ’06, ’07 and ’08 rubbing shoulders with the vintages of Salon, Domaine Ruinart, Bollinger R.D. and Krug please don’t hesitate to ask a Wine Specialist to show you around the Reserve Room.

Last but not least,

Molly’s has got your large format needs covered.  We have a broad selection of hard to find 1.5 Liter (Magnum), 3 Liter (Jeroboam), 6 Liter (Methuselah) options.

liters of grower champagne

Choose from:

Moutard, Grand Cuvee, Brut 6 Liter (Methuselah)                                                                                            $570.00 Allocated

Moutard, Grand Cuvee, Brut 3 Liter (Jeroboam)                                                                                               $250.00 Allocated

Larmandier Bernier, Blanc de Blanc, “Longitude” 3 Liter (Jeroboam)                                                            $295.00 Allocated

L Aubry Brut 3 Liter (Jeroboam)                                                                                                                            $245.00 Allocated

Pierre Gimonnet & Fils, Brut 3 Liter (Jeroboam)                                                                                                 $325.00 Allocated

Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve 3 Liter (Jeroboam)                                                                                            $285.00 Allocated

Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve 1.5 Liter (Magnum)                                                                                           $130.00 Allocated

Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose 1.5 Liter (Magnum)                                                                                                 $190.00 Allocated

Vilmart & Cie, “Coeur de Cuvee”, Brut 2006 1.5 Liter (Magnum)                                                                     $340.00 Allocated

Cedric Bouchard, Roses de Jeanne, Les Ursules, ‘12 1.5 Liter (Magnum)                                                     $270.00 Allocated

Bereche & Fils, Brut Reserve 1.5 Liter (Magnum)                                                                                               $100.00 Allocated

Bereche & Fils, Reflet D’Antan, Brut 1.5 Liter (Magnum)                                                                                   $210.00 Allocated

H Billiot Fils, Reserve Brut 1.5 Liter (Magnum)                                                                                                    $110.00 Allocated

Rene Geoffroy, Rose de Saignee, Brut 1.5 Liter (Magnum)                                                                               $155.00 Allocated

L Aubry Brut 1.5 Liter (Magnum)                                                                                                                           $105.00 Allocated

Pierre Gimonnet & Fils, Brut 1.5 Liter (Magnum)                                                                                                $108.00 Allocated

Gaston Chiquet, Tradition, Brut 1.5 Liter (Magnum)                                                                                           $125.00 Allocated

Perrier Jouet, Grand Brut 1.5 Liter (Magnum)                                                                                                      $144.00 Allocated

Besserat de Bellefon, Brut 1.5 Liter (Magnum)                                                                                                   $100.00 Allocated

Bollinger, Special Cuvee Brut 1.5 Liter (Magnum)                                                                                              $130.00 Allocated

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Denver Westword Social Media Giveaway

Molly’s is giving TEN lucky people a chance to win a $30 gift card to use for their New Years Eve celebrations via Westword’s Instagram and Twitter! Check out the posts on their social media for the full details.

How to win:

1) Like @MollysSpirits

2) Comment and tag the friend(s) on Westword’s social media post that you’ll be popping bottles with on NYE.

3) That’s all! TEN Winners announced on HERE, on this blog post tomorrow, December 28th @ 5:30p! UPDATE: WINNERS ANNOUNCED BELOW!

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$30 Molly’s Gift Card Winners:

1) @ashley._.rae
2) @acliffordzoom
3) @andreac_19
4) @sovietnoodle
5) @dand123
6) @nataliegrillo
7) @kellycperry
8) @adam88winter
9) @willsnobel
10) @veronferg

Each of the 8 winners from Instagram have been notified on the original post! Our 2 winners from Twitter we have tweeted at! Each of the $30 gift cards have been left under your first and last names from your social media accounts, have your ID ready to be checked for name matching from one of our front end associates. You can pick up your gift card at our customer service desk at your earliest convenience! We hope it makes your NYE celebration just that much better! Cheers!

If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected] or DM us on Instagram or Twitter!

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Molly’s 2016 Boozy Holiday Gift Guide

Have you been searching for the perfect gift to get your friends and family? Look no further than our 2016 Boozy Gift Guide where you’ll find something for everyone! We here at Molly’s are all about making your shopping experience easy and fun so you can get back to celebrating the holidays with friends and family!

For The Whisk(e)y Lover

Whether you’re shopping for the whisky lover or whiskEy lover, Molly’s has options! And if you’re shopping for the aspiring whiskey distiller with dreams of aging their own, check out Denver’s Bear Creek Distillery’s Age Your Own Bourbon Kit. These kits contain everything you need to age your own Bear Creek Distillery Bourbon: 2 bottles of Bear Creek’s White Whiskey, 2 liter barrel, funnel, and instructions.

Whiskey Lover Gift Ideas

Bear Creek Kit: $149.99 (Denver Distillery) – SOLD OUT
Templeton Rye Gift Set 750ml  $37.99 – SOLD OUT
Gentleman’s Jack: $32.99 – SOLD OUT
A.D. Laws Bourbon & Rye Gift Set: $69.99 (Denver Distillery) – SOLD OUT
Knob Creek Bourbon: $32.99 – SOLD OUT
Woodford Reserve: $35.99
Jack Daniels Black Label Gift Set: $23.99
Crown Royal Gift Set: $25.99
Jim Beam Gift Set: $15.99
Forty Creek Whisky Gift Set: $19.99

For The Outdoorsy Wine-O

Shopping for a wine lover always on the go? Molly’s has a solution that CAN keep up with their active lifestyle and drinking habits. Boxed and canned wine have come a lonnnggg way from the early days of boxed wine (shoutout to our Franzia friends) and you can now find some pretty damn good juice in those eco-friendly packages. Not only is it a more sustainable option, but boxed wine provides flexibility for all of life’s adventures, from backcountry snowshoe hikes to party hopping and everything in between! With more and more bottled wine switching over to the dark side, you’re not limited to only a few varieties. Molly’s has an entire lane (Lane 12) dedicated to boxed wines!


 Wine On The Go Gift Ideas

Lila Rosé Can: $4.48 | Sale $3.48
Underwood Pinot Gris Cans : $6.98 | Sale $5.98
Underwood Pinot Noir Cans: $6.98 | Sale $5.98
Infinite Monkey Back Alley Cans: $4.98 | Sale $3.98 (Denver Winery)
Ciconia Tinto 3L Box: 23.99
La Vieille Ferme 3L Box: 24.98 | Sale $19.98
La Petite Frog 3L Box: $32.99
El Libre Malbec 3L Box: $22.99

For The Rosé All Day-er

It’s no secret that #RoseAllDay is every twentysomething’s life motto. Fill your friends fridge with that sweet (or dry) pink stuff to celebrate all of their rosé needs into 2017. Molly’s has an entire section of rosés on Lane 2!

rose fan

 Rose Gift Ideas

Lab Rosé 3L Box: $22.99
Secret Identity: $17.98 | Sale $14.98
Infinite Monkey Rosé Cans: $4.98 | Sale $3.98 (Denver Winery)

For The Perpetual Bruncher

We all have that friend who texts you and asks, “Brunch this weekend?” If you know what we’re talking about, this gift idea is for them! Whether they’re into a build-your-own bloody bar or bottomless mimosas, Molly’s can help you create a brunch experience in the comfort of your own yoga pants. Kick your brunch up a notch, because as the saying goes… brunch without booze is just a sad, late breakfast.

Boozy Brunch Enthusiast Gift Ideas:

Bolder Beans: $7.99
The Real Dill 32 oz Bloody Mary Mix: $9.99 (Denver Brand)
Mile High Spirits Elevate Vodka 750ml: $21.99 | Sale $18.99 (Denver Distillery)
Salty Iguana Green Bloody Mary Mix: $8.99 | Sale $7.99 (Denver Brand)
Santa Barb Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives: $6.99
Blank & Booth Booze 750ml: $24.99 (Denver Distillery)
Everfresh Orange juice: $2.49
Graham Beck Brut $17.98 | Sale $14.98
Caposaldo Prosecco Brut: $13.98 | Sale $10.98
Avinyo Cava: $19.98
Everfresh Pineapple juice: $2.49
Campo Viejo Brut Cava: $12.98

For The Sports Fan

Molly’s has the gear your sports fan needs for tailgates outside the stadium to cheering on his or her favorite team in front of the tv screen. Fun fact: koozies make great stocking stuffers!

Boozy Sports Fan Gift Ideas

Colorado Avalanche Kolder Kaddy $3.99
Colorado Rockies Kolder Kaddy $3.99
Denver Broncos Hot Pink & Silver Kolder Kaddy $3.99
Denver Nuggets Kolder Kaddy $3.99
Colorado State University Bottle Suit: $5.99
Denver Broncos Orange Bottle Suit: $5.99
University of Colorado Bottle Suit: $5.99
Denver Broncos Stemless Wine Glass: $10.99
25oz Elite Broncos Mega Mug: $25.99
Denver Broncos Game Day Pilsner Glass: $12.99
Denver Broncos Plastic 16 oz Tumbler 4 Pack: $8.99
Denver Broncos Bottle Opener: $7.99
Denver Broncos Rocks Glass: $12.99
Denver Broncos 12 Pack, 12oz Cans: $12.99
Denver Broncos 2 oz Shot Glass: $4.99
Denver Broncos 2 oz Game Day Shot Glass: $4.99
Denver Broncos 2 oz Satin Etch Shot Glass: $5.99
Denver Broncos Wine Tote: $10.99
Golf Ball Ice Mold: $6.99

For Your Crafty Mixologist Friend

Shopping for the Walter White of cocktail concoctions or for someone who tries really hard to be a smooth as Tom Cruise in Cocktail? Dress their bar to impress! Molly’s has the tools he or she needs to dish out deliciousness in no time and look great while doing it!

Mixologist Gift Ideas

Strongwater Botanicals Whiskey Cocktail Kit: $75.99
Modern 4-Bottle Ice Bucket: $24.99
Ice Spheres 4 Pack: $11.49
Stainless Steel Double Jigger: $4.29
Diamond Ice Cube Tray: $7.99
Wood Muddler: $3.99
Stainless Steel 34oz Cocktail Shaker: $17.99
Bar Spoon with Fork Stirrer: $4.99
Grey Goose Gift Set: $27.99
Belvedere Vodka & Shaker Kit: $27.99

For The Last Minute Grab n’ Go

Forgot about the office party secret Santa gift exchange or tonight’s holiday get together with the in-laws? Molly’s can fix that. Check out Aisle B, Lane 2 for an entire selection of pre-made gift baskets – complete with a few treats too!


Gift Baskets

Porto Kopke Gift Basket: $72.99
Frico Gift Basket: $62.99
Breckenridge Bourbon Gift Basket: $89.99

For The Beer Snob

And we mean that in the most endearing way. Molly’s loves beer snobs! Everyone knows one, shop for yours with us. Whether you’re on the search for a funky, tart sour or a barrel-aged bomber, we’ve got you covered with our 65+ cooler doors of craft beer, 6 doors of build-your-own 6 pack options and a walk-in bomber room. We pride ourselves at Molly’s as having one of the best craft beer selections in the state.

Beer Snob Gift Ideas

Colorado Bombers, ALL LOCAL
Ursula Brewing Aurora Strong: $13.49
De Steeg Brewing French Saison: $11.99
Liquid Mechanics Peanut Butter Porter: $11.49
Breckenridge Brewery Holidale: $11.99
Copper Kettle Brewing Mexican Style Chocolate Stout: $10.99
Epic Brewing Big Bad Baptist: $13.49

The Funky Stuff
Duchesse De Bourgogne 750ml: $13.99
Almanac Farm to Barrel Blueberry Sour: $10.49
Del Borgo Prunus Sour: $8.99
Crooked Stave Petite Sour Rosé: $8.49

Beer Gift Sets
Kazematten Brouwerij Gift Set: $21.99
Kazematten Brouwerij Gift Set $21.99
St. Bernardus Deluxe Tasting Set: $37.99
St. Bernardus Gift Set: $24.99
Duvel Collection Gift Set: $17.99 – SOLD OUT

For The Scotch Aficionado

“I love scotch. Scotchy scotch scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly.” Ron Burgundy, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Scotch lovers sure do love their scotch! What do they love more than scotch – trying new scotch! Check out a few of the taster packs Molly’s has to offer, like the almost-too-cute-to-handle Glenmorangie Pioneering Collection 4 Pack.

Scotch Lovers Gift Ideas

Glenmorangie Pioneering Collection 4 Pack: $29.99
Johnnie Walker Black Gift Set: $43.99 – SOLD OUT
Johnnie Walker Collection Sampler Pack: $89.99
Chivas Regal Gift Set: $32.99
Kilchoman Islay Single Malt Scotch: $57.99
Glenlivet 15YR: $60.99
Laphroaig Select: $52.99
Macallan 12YR: $62.99 | Sale $59.99

For The Cider Connoisseur

Struggling to find a gift for the friend who’s always into the latest trends? Then Molly’s cider section is where you need to be! Yep, believe it or not, cider has proven to be the world’s fastest growing beverage category over the last 10 years, and Molly’s is known to have THE best cider selection in Colorado – with a huge focus on local cideries like Stem Ciders, Snow Capped Ciders and more.


Craft Cider Gift Ideas

Stem Branch & Bramble 4 Pack: $8.99 (Denver Cidery)
C Squared Alma: $6.49 (Denver Cidery)
C Squared Lila: $6.49 (Denver Cidery)
Snow Capped Cider Makers Reserve: $14.99 (Colorado Cidery)
Stainless Steel Wine Key: $4.49

For The Tequila Devotee

A shot of tequila a day keeps the doctor away, right? Molly’s has gift sets to delight all tequila fanatics! From tasting flights for the tequila sipper to margarita kits for the margarita lovers, Molly’s has what the tequila lover wants!

Tequila Gift Ideas

Sangre de Vida Tasting Flight: $27.99
Corralejo Tequila Reposado Gift Set: $23.99 – SOLD OUT
Jose Cuervo Especial Silver & Gold Tequila Gift Packs: $15.99/ea
1800 Tequila Silver Gift Set: $25.99

For Winter Cocktails

A wise elf once said, “The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear.” And while that may be true, there’s nothing quite like sipping on a warm cocktail shared with loved ones during the holiday season. These liqueur gift sets make spreading (and drinking) holiday cheer easy and fun.

Winter Cocktail Gift Sets

Baileys Irish Cream Gift Set: $22.99
RumChata Gift Set: $17.99
Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur Gift Set: $30.99 – SOLD OUT
Courvoisier Cognac Gift Set: $29.99
Disaronno Amaretto Liqueur Gift Set: $22.99
Kamora Coffee Liqueur Gift Set: $10.99

For Stocking Stuffers

Don’t forget about the stocking stuffers! Mini liquor bottles, bar keys, koozies, etc. make great stocking stuffers and are a great way to top off any gift. (One can never have enough wine openers!)

Stocking Stuffer Ideas

New Amsterdam (and all New Amsterdam shooters): $0.99
Baileys Irish Cream: $2.49
Bacardi Rum Limon: $0.99
Titos Vodka: $1.99
Jim Beam Bourbon Apple: $0.99
Jack Daniels Tennessee Fire: $1.99
Smithworks Vodka: $0.99
Crown Royal Vanilla: $1.99
Smirnoff (and all Smirnoff shooters): $0.99
Absolut Peach (and all Absolut shooters): $1.99
Rum Chata: $0.99
Deep Eddy Grapefruit & Sweet Tea Vodka (and all Deep Eddy shooters): $0.99
Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey (100ml): $1.99
Baileys Almande Almond Milk Liqueur: $0.99

And Now That You’ve Found The Perfect Gift…

Don’t forget about the presentation! Molly’s has gift bags in all shapes and sizes to choose from!

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Gift Bag Ideas

Pricing from left to right: $2.99, $1.99, $3.99, $4.99, $1.99, $1.99 & $2.99

All prices limited to stock on hand. Molly’s Spirits reserves the right to limit quantities. Prices are subject to change.

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Tis the Season for Pinot Noir

A Pinot Noir can be quite the crowd pleaser. They pair well with a range of foods from duck, goose and turkey to mushroom risotto and white pizza – making it a perfect choice for holiday gifts and gatherings! So during this busy holiday season, leave the wine stress to us! Our Wine Manager has selected a few of his favorites and included tasting notes, giving you more time to conquer the holiday season! Less time spent in the aisles = more time under the mistletoe!

Cristom Mt. Jefferson Cuvée Pinot Noir 2013

“Pretty is the word that comes to mind upon sniffing and sipping this wine, with its beguiling strawberry and cherry fruit. It gathers strength in its core, while maintaining an elegant, well-structured acid/tannin frame. It’s an outstanding value in Oregon Pinot from a top producer.” – Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Region/Appellation: Willamette Valley
Country Hierarchy: Oregon, USA

Evesham Wood Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2015

“This vintage of the Willamette Valley blend shows a bright nose with cherry, earthy mushroom and a slight creamy/silkiness that’s balanced by juicy acid. Showing well now, watch this wine evolve over the next 3 months to 5 years.” – Evesham Wood  

“At this price – this is a Willamette Valley Pinot to buy by the case and watch evolve over time. Evesham Wood is an artisinal producer who’s wines perenially shine. The true enthusiast will be rewarded time and again.” –  Molly’s Wine Manager (Scott)

Region/Appellation: Willamette Valley
Country Hierarchy: Oregon, USA

Anton Bauer Pinot Noir Wagram 2014

“Pure notes of red fruits reach the nose: Morello cherry and mulberry harmonize beautifully. Their purity pervades a palate that has the lightest touch: there is something authentic, beautiful and unforced about this. There is a suggestion, too, of herb, moss or undergrowth. This unpretentious winemaking style lets this pure, glorious fruit speak for itself and brings with it a profound sense of honest depth, bountiful earth and full-fruited balance.” –  Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Region/Appellation: Wagram
Country Hierarchy: Austria

Wedell Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills 2010

“The deep color and the bouquet, a balance of Old World and California influences with black cherry, raspberry and wild berry components are only a hint at what an extraordinary wine we have created. The richness and complexity are reminiscent of a truly exceptional Pinot Noir. We feel that because our 2010 Wedell Cellars Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir is incredibly balanced, it is readily enjoyable now and will mature beautifully for years to come.” – Wedell Cellars

“Unfined and Unfiltered this 2010 Pinot from the Fiddlestix Vineyard, in Santa Rita Hills, is entering its optimal drinking window. A blend of 5 different Dijon clones intertwine to present an elegant and nuanced wine. Supplimenting the elegant character of this wine, the afternoon sun that Santa Rita is famous for was able to amp this elegant beauty up to 14.9% alcohol by volume; hence it is not “wimpy”. Maurice & Susie Wedell are attentive to every detail in every wine that they make. This is a great opportunity to explore Cali Pinot at the top of its game.” – Molly’s Wine Manager (Scott)

Region/Appellation: Santa Rita Hills
Country Hierarchy: Santa Barbara County, Central Coast, California, USA

Red Car Pinot Noir Estate 2012

“Heftier than the producer’s Platt Vineyard Pinot, this estate-grown wine features astoundingly bright acidity around dense black cherry fruit. It saw 10% stem inclusion during fermentation and was aged in 20% new oak for just over a year, a recipe that works to buoy the wine and give it plenty of complexity.” Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Region/Appellation: Fort Ross-Seaview
Country Hierarchy: Sonoma County, North Coast, California, USA

Red Car Pinot Noir Estate 2013

“The 2013 Pinot Noir Estate Vineyard has a bit more depth than some of the other wines in the range, and that is a good thing, especially in this vintage. Sweet red cherry, blood orange, spice, mint and rose petal are all pushed to the forefront in a deep yet essentially mid-weight Pinot Noir endowed with class and plenty of nuance. The firm, grippy finish suggests another year or two in bottle will only help.” – Vinous/Antonio Galloni

Region/Appellation: Fort Ross-Seaview
Country Hierarchy: Sonoma County, North Coast, California, USA

Red Car Heaven and Earth Pinot Noir 2013

“The 2013 Pinot Noir Heaven & Earth is a little more immediate than most of the other wines in the range, which is a reflection of the slightly warmer microclimate here. Sweet red cherry, plum, lavender, mint and earthy undertones add nuance as this fruit-forward Pinot continues to open up in the glass.” – Vinous/Antonio Galloni

Region/Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Country Hierarchy: Sonoma County, North Coast, California, USA

Red Car Pinot Noir Platt Vineyard 2012

“From high atop the hills above Freestone, this Pinot Noir saw 10% stem inclusion during fermentation and was aged in 20% new oak for just over a year to achieve enviable structure and bite amid an intensity of raspberry and strawberry kirsch flavor. This gorgeous wine will open up even more if held in bottle until 2017–2019. But it’s so good now you’ll find it hard to wait.” – Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Region/Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Country Hierarchy: Sonoma County, North Coast, California, USA

Copain Kiser “En Haut” Pinot Noir 2011

“The upper parcel of our flagship Kiser vineyard continues to yield some of our brightest and most feminine fruit. The 2011 Kiser ‘En Haut’ Pinot Noir maintains the grace, finesse, and consummate elegance of previous vintages. Soft, lovely, and nuanced, this is truly deserving of its reputation as one of our most seductive and sought-after Pinots.” – Copain Wines

“Rumor has it that the cuttings for this vineyard came from La Tache. I can’t confirm this, but I can confirm bright red fruit, savory umami notes of brown Asian spice and beautiful integration. Clocking in at a forgiving 12.7% alcohol by volume – this wine deserves to be on your table.” – Molly’s Wine Manager (Scott)

Region/Appellation:Anderson Valley
Country Hierarchy: Mendocino County, North Coast, California, USA

Underwood Pinot Noir 2015

This Pinot works hard for the working people. Telling a truly Oregon story, the wine draws from vineyards across the state. Each site adds its unique mark to the final Underwood blend, which highlights the rich juicy flavors of Oregon Pinot at an extraordinary price. The perfect wine to enjoy anywhere, any day of the week. The Winery

“Underwood Pinot Noir is a Staff Favorite. Lighter in style, it is unpretentious and delivers the textbook darker cherry, raspberry and plum notes we expect from Oregon. The perfect guilt free Tuesday night sipper.” – Molly’s Wine Manager (Scott)

Region/Appellation:Anderson Valley
Country Hierarchy: Mendocino County, North Coast, California, USA

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